Recap: Lowering the Cost of Government

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<p>FedScoop’s 3<sup>rd</sup> Annual Lowering the Cost of Government with IT Summit brought more than 300 leaders from government and industry to the Newseum on August 24, to talk about ways government can use information technology advances to run more efficiently. </p>
<p>The event featured presentations from some of government and industry’s most respected innovators. </p>
<p>NASA CIO Linda Cureton opened the event by talking about <a href=when the use of cloud computing is acceptable and times when it is not.

Cureton was followed by Gigi Schumm, Vice President and General Manager of Symantec’s Public Sector, who talked about the information center enterprise and the role of information governance in lowering the cost of government.

NIST Senior Fellow Ron Ross discussed how advances in enterprise architecture can increase security and thus lower government cost while a panel featuring Intel Director of Federal Marketing Nigel Ballard, Office of Personnel Management Deputy Chief of Staff Justin Johnson and U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Senior Advisor for Telework Danette Campbell gave an update on all things telework.

Alec Chalmers, Vice President of National Government Solutions for Adobe Systems, discussed how streamlining government processes save big dollars.

DISA CIO Henry Sienkiewicz gave an overview of his agency’s push to become more customer-friendly and GSA Director of Mobile Gwynne Kostin discussed how mobility advances can increase citizen engagement.

The event concluded with NetApp’s Mike Giesler talking about cloud computing that was followed by a panel including HP Public Sector CTO Jeff Bergeron and GSA’s Martha Dorris and Bajinder Paul discusses GSA’s efforts in the cloud.

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